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Clinton At Abu Dhabi Town Hall: Loughner An 'Extremist'

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Clinton added that "extremists" like Loughner are not representative of the U.S. as a whole.

"The extremists and their voices, the crazy voices that sometimes get on the TV, that's not who we are, that's not who you are, and what we have to do is get through that and make it clear that that doesn't represent either American or Arab ideas or opinions," she said.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) remains hospitalized in critical condition, but her doctors at University Medical Center in Tucson say they are "very optimistic" about her recovery.

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